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  • The Life of Abraham Lincolnby Henry Ketcham

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Despite the fact that Abraham Lincoln is widely regarded as one of the most historically significant figures in American politics, many details about his personal life remain shrouded in mystery. In this probing biography, author Henry Ketcham provides a detailed look at Lincoln's life and rise to prominence. more...

  • Team of Rivalsby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...

  • Gettysburgby Frank Haskell; William C. Oates

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    In this unique series the Civil War comes vividly to life.  Here an eyewitness accounts--many available for the first time in decades--by generals, journalist, and ordinary foot soldiers, both blue and gray, who relive the conflict in all its terrible glory.  Each volume brings you a human perspective on the war--its most decisive battles, its most... more...

  • Fighting for the Confederacyby Gary W. Gallagher

    The University of North Carolina Press 1989; US$ 29.00

    Originally published by UNC Press in 1989, Fighting for the Confederacy is one of the richest personal accounts in all of the vast literature on the Civil War. Alexander was involved in nearly all of the great battles of the East, from First Manassas through Appomattox, and his duties brought him into frequent contact with most of the high command... more...

  • Hospital Sketchesby Louisa May Alcott

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Although best known as a writer of fiction who produced such classics as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott lived a fascinating life that included a stint as a Civil War nurse. This collection includes several essays, letters, and other pieces that outline Alcott's experiences serving to the needs of the war wounded. It's a fascinating account... more...

  • Life in Dixie During the War 1861-1865by Mary A. H. Gay

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The "official" account of the Civil War is well known by many, but this sweeping narrative often overlooks the experiences and impressions of individuals. Life in Dixie During the War offers up a fascinating first-hand account of what it was like to actually live through this tumultuous period in American history. According to some, this... more...

  • Loathing Lincolnby John McKee Barr

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 35.95

    While most Americans count Abraham Lincoln among the most beloved and admired former presidents, a dedicated minority has long viewed him not only as the worst president in the country's history, but also as a criminal who defied the Constitution and advanced federal power and the idea of racial equality. In Loathing Lincoln, historian John McKee... more...

  • From These Honored Deadby Clarence R. Geier; Douglas D. Scott; Lawrence E. Babits

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 39.95

    Presenting the best current archaeological scholarship on the American Civil War, From These Honored Dead shows how historical archaeology can uncover the facts beneath the many myths and conflicting memories of the war that have been passed down through generations. By incorporating the results of archaeological investigations, the essays in this... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, 1by MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government is a book written by Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Davis wrote the book as a straightforward history of the Confederate States of America and as an apologia for the causes that he believed led to and justified the American Civil War. Most... more...

  • The Army Muleby Henry A. Castle

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    What was military life like in the early twentieth century? That question is answered from a number of unique angles in the collection The Army Mule and Other War Sketches. While most military fiction of the era adopted a top-down approach, focusing on the experiences and perceptions of the powerful military leadership, the vignettes in this collection... more...